Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways has increased its flight frequency from Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA). Starting September 16, the carrier has commenced daily flight service between Bhairahawa and Kuwait. Before this, the Kuwaiti carrier had been operating three weekly flights on the Bhairahawa-Kuwait route.
In line with rising air traffic, the carrier has leveled up its air service from three weekly flights to daily. Currently, Jazeera Airways is the only airline conducting flight operations from Nepal’s second international airport.
Subash Jha, GBIA’s director and spokesperson, said that Jazeera Airways would operate a once-daily flight between Bhairahawa Airport and Kuwait International Airport, which has an arrival time of 6 am and departure time of 6:45 am.
The carrier inaugurated its Bhairahawa service on May 16 using Airbus A320 narrowbody aircraft. Till now, Jazeera has ferried a total of 8,587 passengers arriving at Bhairahawa Airport and 7,240 departing passengers to Kuwait. The airline has gained commercial success on this route and will operate passenger flights daily. Furthermore, it also inaugurated cargo flights at GBIA on August 27, 2022.
Effective October 30, Hungarian discount airline Wizz Air is also commencing its air service from Gautam Buddha International Airport. The low-cost carrier has already received permission to operate three flights a week between Bhairahawa and Abu Dhabi using Airbus A321neo series aircraft.